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Police Officer Alex Del Rio

Hollywood Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, November 22, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Alex Del Rio



November 25, 2008

Rest in Peace Sir, GODSPEED and watch over us as we continue on.

Ofc. Aaron P. Sparks
Newbury Police Dept. NH

November 25, 2008

Police Officer Alex Del Rio,

None of us know when we go to work and put on the uniform if it will be our last tour-of-duty. Each of us simply dons our equipment and begins our shift. What happens next unfolds in a series of adventures accompanied by an assortment of risks. Suddenly we are callled to make a decision. To chase or not to chase. To shoot or not to shoot. The average working person does not make such decisions this vital in their lifetime, if at all. We do. When the worst happens it will be second-guessed by many. It doesn't matter. It simply does not count. As law officers we make decisions and live by them. Sometimes we die by them. Alex Del Rio made the same call many have done and will continue to do. He died not because of any mistake. He died because he was a cop who did not hesitate to to his job. He died doing his job. This alone makes him a hero among heros. To those he was close to we have not the words that can soothe. We have not the words that can bring understanding. And we have no answer to the question..why? We can only stand silent while each of you, in your own way, honor him as a husband, a son, a father, a relative, or a friend.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

November 25, 2008

Rest in Peace Alex <3


November 25, 2008

Rest in peace are a true Hero to all those who know you.
You will never be forgotten, and the Lord will open Heavens Gates to you....

Deputy TLE
Berks County Sheriffs Dept

November 25, 2008

As an extended member of our Sweetwater Police Department Family (Officer Del Rio is nephew to SWPD K-9 Officer Saul Fernandez). We feel a tremendous loss and emptiness and there are no words or actions that can diminish this. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Officer Del Rio - but as an extension of SWPD K9 Officer Fernandez I may say that a wonderful young man has again been taken way too soon..Blessings and Godspeed Officer Del Rio, Thank you for your service.

Mercy Marticorena - Administration
Sweetwater Police Department- Miami-Florida

November 25, 2008

Officer Del Rio, Thank you Sir for your service to your community and country! You will never be forgotten brother! Rest In Peace. We'll take it from here.

Officer D. Abbott
Peterborough Police Dept. (NH)

November 25, 2008

Rest in peace my brother. My condolences to the Del Rio and HPD family. God Bless!

Deputy Jesus Manresa
Broward County SO

November 25, 2008

Rest in peace Officer Del Rio, you will not be forgotten

Ptlm Michael Kane
Boston police

November 25, 2008

Officer Del Rio, I know I have never met you, but I am no less sadden by your passing. Thanks for doing a great job in your community. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

November 25, 2008

To the Del Rio Family and Hollywood Police Department:

My thoughts and sincere prayers go out to all of you. Know that Alex was a true hero and has done his job well. May he rest in peace- God Speed

“The Final Inspection”
The policeman stood and faced his God, which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass. “Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?” The policeman squared his shoulders and said, “No Lord. I guess I ain’t. Because those who carry badges can’t always be a saint. I’ve had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough… and sometimes I’ve been violent because the streets are awful tough. But I never took a penny that wasn’t mine to keep… though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got just too steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I’ve wept unmanly tears. I know I don’t deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear. If you’ve a place for me here, Lord, it needn’t be so grand. I never expected or had too much. But if you don’t…I’ll understand.” There was silence all around the throne where the saints had often trod, as the policeman waited quietly for the judgment of his God. “Step forward now, policeman. You’ve borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven’s streets. You’ve done your time in hell.” –Author unknown

Adam Burns
Broward Sheriff's Office

Deputy Adam Burns
Broward Sheriff's Office

November 25, 2008

Alex, you will forever remain in the hearts of those you touched. The dedication to your job and service to the community will never be forgotten. To the family and all the members of the Hollywood Police Department, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Speed, brother. May you join the rest of the fallen and continue to watch over us all. You will truly be missed.

Deputy Kristen May-Kostrzecha

November 25, 2008

Rest in peace bro',we'll take it from here.

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

November 25, 2008

May God's Angel's spread their wings and wrap Alex and his family in remembrence of a fallen hero. Alex is protecting those in heaven and we should never forget Alex. God Bless!

Sgt Michael Paciorek
Hamp Cty Deputy Sheriff

November 25, 2008

God bless your Service and your Family. Thank you for standing in the gap and protecting the innocents.

Border Patrol Agent L. Keith Weeks
United States Border Patrol

November 25, 2008



November 25, 2008

I can't count the number of times I've heard "Why don't you go after the real criminals," as I'm issuing a speeding ticket. This is a tragic example that traffic enforcement is absolutely necessary and that traffic violators do kill people; sometimes other motorists, sometimes the officers who attempt to enforce the traffic laws. I thank Officer Del Rio for his honorable service. He will be missed.

Officer Joe Blake
LaPorte Police (Indiana)

November 25, 2008

Please accept the condolences of the Genesee County Sheriff's Office

Captain Michael Becker
Genesee County Sheriff's Office
Flint, Michigan

Captain Michael Becker
Genesee County Sheriff's Office

November 25, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Family,Friends, and fellow officers of Alex Del Rio. Thank you Alex for your service. May you Rest In Peace.

Wife of a Davie Police Officer


November 25, 2008

Rest in peace Alex
God bless your family.


November 25, 2008

RIP Brother Alex,

Keep the gates of heaven open for the rest of us

Cpl. Robert L. Padgett (RET)
Charles County Sheriff's Office, Md.

November 25, 2008

Sincere condolences to the family, friends, and department of Police Officer Alex Del Rio. May he rest in eternal peace, and may God bless and keep you all.

Leo J. Kennerson #2814

November 25, 2008

My prayers are with you and your family. You will never be forgotten.

K-9 Officer Jason Williams
Henry County In Sheriffs Dept

November 25, 2008

Sorry about the loss of a great man.


November 25, 2008

Officer Del Rio, you will be missed greatly. Law enforcement lost one of it's best. RIP brother.


November 25, 2008

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